ISLAMIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE VIEW OF MAULANA ASHRAF ALI THANVI: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Keywords:Islamic Psychology, meditation, Muslim scholar, Ashraf Ali Thanvi
Islamic Psychology is the emerging branch of traditional psychology. It is totally the contributions of prophetic teachings, acts, directions and work of the eminent Muslim scholars including Al-Kindi, AlFarabi, IbnSina, Imam Ghazali and Ashraf Ali Thanvi etc. The Holy prophet (PBUH) is the founder of Muslim psychology. He teached the divine codes revealed by Allah to him time to time. The aim of this paper is to review and collect viewpoints of Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi regarding psychology and psychotherapy from Islamic perspective. To collect data for this paper different data bases were searched for research articles on Thanvi’s teachings and books of ashraf Ali Thanvi were also studied to gather information related to psychology and psychotherapy. The gathered information was divided into different heading of theory of personality, theory of mental disorders, theory of personality, group therapy, meditation and treating the Nafs, etc.
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